Apple Branded TV’s Later this Year

Apple will start rolling out branded TV’s with their iOS software. Accoring to the source it will have iOS driven features and come bundled with iTunes.

…Apple plans to “blow Netflix and all those other guys away” by bundling Apple TV + iTunes inside physical television sets. According to the source Apple is teaming up with a major supplier [maybe samsung], to provide the physical televisions, which will be rebranded as Apple television sets.

Apple’s direct cometitor will be Google TV, which also have branded televisions that will come packaged with extra software and streaming capabilities.

Google just acquired Sage TV, a company well known for its media center and DVR software.

So, Google will also have its own hardware to roll out against Apple’s offerings, and the competition between the two may turn into the current Android/iOS battle.